May 28, 2012
Reigning Wimbledon champion confirms her participation
Montreal, May 24, 2012 - World No. 4 Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic has confirmed her participation in the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank, which will be held from August 4-13, 2012 at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal.
Kvitova announced her arrival to the top of the women's game last summer when she shocked the tennis world by winning Wimbledon, defeating the likes of Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova en route to her first Grand Slam crown. Her six tournament titles in 2011, including the prestigious year-end championships in Istanbul, tied her for the most titles won by any player last season. The 22-year-old also led the Czech Republic to its first Fed Cup title since 1988. Kvitova, who reached a career-high ranking of no. 2 last October, was rewarded for her breakthrough 2011 campaign by being voted WTA Player of the Year and Most Improved Player by the media. She also won the Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award which is voted on by her fellow players.
"I am really looking forward to returning to Montreal for the Rogers Cup this year. Montreal is a beautiful city and the tournament has a great atmosphere, so I always enjoy playing in front of the fans there," said Kvitova.
Kvitova joins a growing list of top players who have confirmed they are coming to Montreal in August, a list that includes Victoria Azarenka, Marion Bartoli, Ana Ivanovic, Na Li, Andrea Petkovic, Samantha Stosur, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki, and Vera Zvonareva.
In 2012, for the first time in tournament history, main draw play at the Rogers Cup will begin on Tuesday August 7 with the singles final scheduled for Monday August 13 at 7 p.m. in the evening.
Tickets are already on sale and can be purchased online at www.RogersCup.com, by phone at 1-855-TENNIS-0, or in person at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal.